Production Associate

  • Piston Automotive
  • Redford, MI, USA
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time Automotive

Job Description



Performs repetitive assembly operations to mass-produce products by performing the following duties, in a teamwork environment


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • First and foremost, be a team player.  Help others in need and be proactive to minimize production downtime.
  • Performs jobs in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operates machines per work instructions
  • Works at different work stations and/or departments as production needs require.
  • Works on line where tasks vary as different model of same article moves along line.
  • Reads job specifications and work instructions to determine work needed and material requirements.
  • Positions work piece against stops or aligns layout marks with fixture.
  • Observes machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunction.
  • Check parts to determine accuracy.
  • Work with other associates to set up machine, and stack, mark, pack, and transport finished parts.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Perform other duties as required by Supervisor
    • Drives industrial lift vehicle with lifting devices such as forklift, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials.




    • Demonstrates ability to operate subassembly machine
    • Can operate all work stations within the department
    • Demonstrates ability to verify quality issues shown on defective code list.
    • Meets production requirements [including] cycle time on a daily basis.




    Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Language Skills:


    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


    Mathematical Skills:


    Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


    Reasoning Ability:


    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Physical Demands:


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This position will have minimum exposure to weather conditions, and assembly area noise levels are moderate to loud.

    EEO Statement:

    Piston Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.